Days 1–4: After arriving into El Calafate you will be met at the airport and transferred to El Chalten, located in the stunning Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, and nestled quietly under the imposing peaks of Mount Fitzroy, named after the captain of the Beagle, who navigated Darwin’s Expedition of the area in 1834. We take a boat trip across the lake to the Viedma Glacier, the largest in Argentina, where we will have the opportunity to explore ice caves and take a walk atop this mighty ice sheet.
After some time at leisure to explore the El Chalten region and its many walking tracks we take a short drive around Lake Argentina to the town of El Calafate, our base to visit the impressive Perito Moreno glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields. Visiting the glacier we can witness from a series of walkways huge chucks of ice breaking free from the face of the glacier and crashing with a mighty roar into the water. A boat trip along the face of the glacier gives us the opportunity to admire its impressive height that reaches at points to 100 meters from the water level and stretches 5 kilometers from edge to edge.
Days 5–8: Crossing into Chile we arrive at Torres Del Paine National Park where we meet our support crew and vehicle. Camping on the edge of the picturesque Lake Pehoe under the constant watch of the towering granite peaks and circling condors this will be our base to explore what is to many South Americas finest national park. Enjoy day hikes through emerald forests, to magnificent glaciers, along alpine rivers and lakes, with picturesque mountain vistas while in this area of unparalleled beauty. Each day returning to comfort of our camp and a freshly prepared meal.
Days 9-13: Having spent four nights inside Torres Del Paine National Park we drive south to Punta Arenas stopping on the way to visit Seno Otway penguin colony, home to approximately 6000 breeding pairs. Continuing across the Straights of Magellan we will arrive into the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia, and our final destination. Enjoy an afternoon boat trip on the Beagle Channel and a days walking in the Tierra Del Fuego National Park finally ending the tour with a meal at one of Ushuaia’s great port side seafood restaurants.
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